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YouTube: A New Method of Medical Practice Marketing
Stephen Jones, MD, isn't looking to make a name for himself in comedy, he's looking to get patients in the door for their well visits. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 19, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Gabriel Perna Tags: Marketing Health IT Technology Source Type: news

Physicians Designing Unique APMs for MACRA
Doctors are taking it upon themselves to create new payment models to better align with how they administer care. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 19, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: David Raths Tags: Blog MACRA Finance Payers Physician Productivity Physician Compensation Source Type: news

Harrowing Diagnosis Brings out Best in Physician
For this doc, reacting to and treating a patients potentially life-threatening diagnosis brings out the best in her. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 19, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Jennifer Frank, MD Tags: Blog Career Patient Relations Patients Source Type: news

Physicians Grade the Trump Administration
More than 40 percent of physicians give the Trump administration an “F” in healthcare thus far. What has led to these tough grades? (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 18, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Gabriel Perna Tags: Great American Physician Survey Healthcare Reform Compliance Patients Payers Source Type: news

6 Reasons to Leave Your Current EHR Vendor
Practices need to ask some hard questions to determine if an EHR switch is the right move. Here are a few. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 18, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Aine Cryts Tags: Health IT EHR Technology Partnerships Source Type: news

Hospital-Doctor Clawback Provisions in Employment Contracts
Watch out for aggressive language in hospital employment agreements requiring physicians to recoup all payments to insurance companies. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 17, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Martin Merritt Tags: Blog Employment Law & Malpractice Compliance Contracts Source Type: news

3 Reasons to Stay with Your Current EHR Vendor
From decreased physician productivity to lack of awareness about your EHR vendor's other product offerings, here's why you stay put. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 16, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Aine Cryts Tags: Health IT EHR Technology Source Type: news

GOP Proposes New ACA Reforms
In its latest attempt to unravel the ACA, Republicans unveil a proposal to transfer federal healthcare spending into state block grants. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 15, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Dylan Fisher Tags: Healthcare Reform E-prescribing EHR Technology Source Type: news

Lessons in Medical Marketing from a Tech Startup Disaster
Practice owners and physicians should heed the lessons of Bodega, a startup company that got universally ripped on for bad branding. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 15, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Gabriel Perna Tags: Blog Marketing Healthcare Careers Technology Mobile Source Type: news

The Cost of Miracle Drugs
Miracle drugs may not exist in the truest sense of the term, but any drug that comes with an easy co-pay is a miracle drug in this doctors eyes. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 14, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Jon Carter Tags: Finance Billing Compliance Billing and Collections Patients Source Type: news

Concierge Medicine is Hard, Don & #039;t Go at it Alone
Don't make the mistake of starting an alternative payment program without doing your research first, warms a healthcare consultant. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 14, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Wayne Lipton Tags: Blog Healthcare Careers Patients Practice Models Source Type: news

DPC is Hard, Don & #039;t go it alone
Don't make the mistake of starting an alternative payment program without doing your research first, warms a healthcare consultant. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 14, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Wayne Lipton Tags: Blog Healthcare Careers Patients Practice Models Source Type: news

Hurricane Harvey HIPAA Reminder
Natural disasters can often lead to data breach, here's what you need to know to prevent a breach at your practice. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 14, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA Tags: Blog Health IT HIPAA Technology Personal Health Records Source Type: news

How to Choose Between Modifiers 25 and 57
When do you use modifier 25 or 57? Coding expert John Verhovshek explains the difference when coding an E&M service. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 13, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: G. John Verhovshek, MA, CPC Tags: Pearl Billing Compliance Coding Medical Billing & Collections Pearls Source Type: news

Why Physicians Don & #039;t Want to Retire
A new survey reveals why physicians are retiring five years later than most Americans. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 13, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Lisa Grabl Tags: Blog Healthcare Careers Practice Models Physician Productivity Source Type: news

Physician Lessons on Asset Protection
Two recently settled cases can serve as important lessons for physicians on the proper methods of successful asset protection. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 12, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Michael Sacopulos, JD Tags: Blog Finance Career Risk Management Operations Source Type: news

Six Steps to a Successful Practice Open House
If executed properly, an open house can draw new patients into your practice while spreading your reputation throughout the community. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 12, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Michael Woo-Ming, MD Tags: Blog Marketing Operations Patients Source Type: news

How to Protect your Assets during a Natural Disaster
With hurricane season in full effect, an asset protection specialist gives his advice on protecting your professional assets in the event of a natural disaster. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 12, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Ike Devji, JD Tags: Blog Law & Malpractice Career Risk Management Source Type: news

So You Want to be a Part-Time Physician?
Part-time employment can afford physicians greater work-life balance and a reprieve from burnout. Here's how to successfully transition. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 11, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Steph Weber Tags: Great American Physician Survey Work/Life Balance Practice Models Personal Finance Source Type: news

2017 Great American Physician Survey Results
Physicians continue to be bothered by government regulations and third-party interference; many give Trump administration an F thus far. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 11, 2017 Category: Practice Management Tags: Great American Physician Survey Healthcare Reform Payers Physician Productivity Source Type: news

Medical Practice Tales from a Thunderstorm
This doctor shares her experience from a terrible thunderstorm and what happens when IT systems go down. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 11, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Melissa Young, MD Tags: Blog Risk Management Technology Operations Practice Management Systems Source Type: news

Learning to Adopt a Slow Medicine Work Flow
As things start to pick up at her new practice, this doctor shares some of the challenges of her new practice model. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 10, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Rebecca Fox, MD Tags: Front Desk EHR Patient Relations Practice Models Source Type: news

The Medical Billing Team is The Center of Your Business
What would you say if I told you that the billing department should be the heart of your business? (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 9, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: P.J. Cloud-Moulds Tags: Blog Front Desk Billing and Collections Staff Medical Billing & Source Type: news

The Value of PAs is Often Hidden
An experienced PA believes the professions quality measures and results are often hidden under the umbrella of the physicians they work beside. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 8, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Stephen Hanson, PA-C Tags: Blog Healthcare Careers Performance Productivity Source Type: news

A Plan of Attack on Getting What You Owe from Payers
Your team of physicians, administrators and lawyers can help you get what you rightfully owe using data-driven tools. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 8, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: David M. Rosenberg-Wohl Tags: Blog Billing Compliance Billing and Collections Coding Payers Source Type: news

ACA Aside: 10 Other Health Policy Items to Consider
Health policy experts say there are numerous concerns, issues, and programs that need Congressional attention besides the Affordable Care Act. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 7, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Mary K. Pratt Tags: Population Health Healthcare Reform Source Type: news

Technology Makes Me a Better Doctor, Entrepreneur, Person
This doctor uses technology to his advantage. He explains why he can't empathize when other doctors complain about technology. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 7, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Elson Lai, MD Tags: Blog Tools Technology Performance Source Type: news

You Should Worry about Medical Coding Guidelines Changing
E&M coding guidelines are finally changing after 20 years, but don't celebrate yet. These changes may be worrisome to practices (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 6, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Lucien Roberts Tags: Pearl Billing and Collections Coding & M Pearls Source Type: news

6 Lessons from the Opioid-Related Murder of a Physician
The tragic murder of Dr. Todd Graham due to not prescribing opioids to a patient is a cautionary tale for physicians and other providers. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 6, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Ericka L. Adler Tags: Blog Difficult Patients Patient Relations Source Type: news

Medical Practices Failing in Customer Service Training
A recent MGMA stat poll found nearly half of practice leaders believe medical staffers need additional customer service training. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 5, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Dylan Fisher Tags: Career Staff Training Performance Source Type: news

Improving Patient Experience and Your Bottom Line
Looking to increase your bottom line? Try using technology to improve the patient experience at your practice. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 5, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Jim Higgins Tags: Blog Technology Operations Patient Portals Patient Relations Source Type: news

Cyber-Savvy Medical Staff Key to Stopping Ransomware
Cybercriminals are more of a threat to securing patient data than ever before. Employ these tactics to better prepare your staff. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 4, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Art Gross Tags: Blog HIPAA Compliance Technology Patient Confidentiality Source Type: news

Crucial Lessons from Falling-Behind Medical Practices
A recent survey shows a grim, but still avoidable, extinction for some medical groups. Here's what these guys need to do to turn it around. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 3, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Daniel Sabido Tags: Blog MACRA Technology Patient Relations Productivity Source Type: news

Study Finds Few ER Visits are Avoidable
In a recent study, researchers found that only 3.3 percent of emergency room visits are avoidable. Also, Houston-area hospitals brace for hurricane fallout. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 1, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Gabriel Perna Tags: Compliance Operations Patient Relations Overhead Practice Models Source Type: news

5 Habits of High-Performing Medical Practices
What does the average high-performing medical practice do to stay ahead of the curve? A recent survey looked at this. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 1, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Daniel Sabido Tags: Blog Career Performance Practice Models Productivity Source Type: news

ACOs under Fire Despite Sound Concept
Physician-run accountable care organizations have a great track record of success due to one key element: the doctors that oversee them. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - August 31, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: James Doulgeris Tags: Blog ACO Healthcare Reform Physician Productivity Source Type: news

Effective Physician-Patient Communication is a Must
Amid new theories on benefits of sharing medical records with patients, this physician believes a trusting physician-patient relationship remains essential. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - August 31, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Jennifer Frank, MD Tags: Blog HIPAA Career Patient Relations Patients Source Type: news

Developing Greater Stress Resiliency in Medical Practice
The less stress you experience, the greater your ability to provide compassionate care, engage positively with your staff, and improve decision making. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - August 30, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Catherine Hambley, PhD Tags: Pearl Staff Work/Life Balance Pearls Productivity Physician Productivity Source Type: news

Coding Quiz: 1st Half in Review
Take this quiz from RemitDATA on the coding trends in the first half of 2017. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - August 30, 2017 Category: Practice Management Tags: Billing and Collections Coding Medical Billing & Source Type: news

App Review: Resuscitation!
Virtual patient simulation app allows medical professionals to practice quick decision making in a clinical scenario without the real-life consequences. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - August 29, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Saroj Misra, DO Tags: Training Mobile Productivity Physician Productivity Source Type: news

Inventing New Medical Billing Codes
What happens when a patient presents with a condition that there is currently no billing code in the system for? This doctor finds out the hard way. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - August 29, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Jon Carter Tags: Career Coding Productivity Physician Productivity Source Type: news

Pharma Rep Visits Benefit Private Physicians, Patients
Employed physicians —and their patients—are at a true disadvantage in putting restrictions on visits by pharmaceutical firms. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - August 28, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Daniel Hoffman, MD Tags: Blog Operations Partnerships Productivity Source Type: news

Physicians Make the Most of Their Summer Vacations
With Labor Day fast approaching, we asked our editorial advisory board about the highlight of their summer. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - August 28, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: The Physicians Practice Editorial Advisory Board Tags: Career Scheduling Work/Life Balance Source Type: news

Tips to Gain Patient Referrals
Patient referrals can improve your work atmosphere as well as your bottom line. Here are some tips for gaining patient referrals. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - August 27, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Manish Kumar Chauhan Tags: Blog Patient Relations Patients Productivity Physician Compensation Source Type: news

EHR Vendors Seek Clarity from CMS
The HIMSS EHR association submits a letter to CMS, expressing concern and offering suggestions for MACRA payment requirements. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - August 25, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Dylan Fisher Tags: Law & Malpractice Healthcare Reform EHR Source Type: news

Reimbursement and Financial Planning for Physicians
A financial expert explains how a physicians financial planning is often different from that of the average American due to complexity and a compressed timeline. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - August 25, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA Tags: Blog Finance Career Risk Management Personal Finance Source Type: news

Finding the True Meaning of Value in Healthcare
In her book, Halee Fischer-Wright says there has been misguided efforts to define value in healthcare and it needs to be re-examined. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - August 24, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Gabriel Perna Tags: MACRA Population Health Revenue Cycle Management Practice Models Source Type: news

Physicians Vary on Retirement Plans
Some physician readers are hesitant to retire no matter the age, due to their everlasting drive to care for others. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - August 24, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Dylan Fisher Tags: Employment Health IT Career EHR Source Type: news

14 Situations Where Physicians Should Lawyer Up
Practices might be inclined to take on a legal issue on its own. Here are a few situations when they should hire a lawyer instead. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - August 23, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Ericka L. Adler Tags: Blog HIPAA Law & Malpractice Contracts Stark Source Type: news

Add One More Patient without Compromising Balance
You can add one more patient by rearranging your staff's tasks to find maximum productivity. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - August 23, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Owen Dahl Tags: Pearl Staff Patients Productivity Physician Productivity Source Type: news